Baby Chicks and essential oils

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by joelandbrandy, Feb 29, 2016.

  1. joelandbrandy

    joelandbrandy Out Of The Brooder

    25
    1
    24
    May 18, 2015
    Mount Vernon, WA
    Will I kill my baby chicks if I diffuse essential oils in the house? Specifically the DoTerra Breathe blend? My husband has a cold and could benefit from it, but I don't want to compromise the chicks in any way. I'm such an anxious chicken mama!
     
    1 person likes this.
  2. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

    5,514
    1,395
    306
    Apr 24, 2016
    Virginia
    Ok, well I know this is an old post, but, you can totally diffuse essential oils around chicks! I love love love doTERRA! I have used essential oils on my chickens countless times and they have worked wonders. Do you use doTERRA much?
     
  3. MeTxLady

    MeTxLady Out Of The Brooder

    57
    4
    48
    Jan 23, 2015
    Hey there! Saw your reply on this thread and that you use EOs on your chickens a lot. I love doTerra and I have a ton of oils. Just wondering all the ways I can use them for my chickens. I have one hen with a bad case of bumblefoot right now. We have been soaking her feet in an antibiotic solution every night but I was wondering if I could apply an oil to the bottoms of her feet. Maybe lavender or oregano? and would I need to mix with a carrier oil such as coconut?
     
  4. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

    5,514
    1,395
    306
    Apr 24, 2016
    Virginia
    Hi there! I do not think that oregano would be a great oil to put on bumblefoot, while it may be a great infection killer, oregano is considered a hot oil, especially an oil as pure dōTERRA's, do you have Melalueca or Frankincense? Those would be good ones to use without hurting her foot from a hot oil like oregano. And yes, I would dilute the oils with something, do you have FCO (fractionated coconut oil) if so, that is probably the best thing to dilute it with. Also, check out this article I wrote on using essential oils for chickens:https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/essential-oils-and-chickens. Please feel free to message me if you ever have any additional questions, I am here to help! Oh, and good luck with the bumblefoot!
     
  5. MeTxLady

    MeTxLady Out Of The Brooder

    57
    4
    48
    Jan 23, 2015
    Thank you! Yes, I have Melalueca, Frank and the coconut oil. I'm anxious to see if it works. I will also check out your article.
     
  6. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

    5,514
    1,395
    306
    Apr 24, 2016
    Virginia
    You are welcome, I am glad to help anytime! I hope it works well!
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by